OpenNet Initiative

The OpenNet Initiative (ONI) is a collaborative partnership between the

Citizen Lab at the Munk Centre for International Studies (University of

Toronto), the Berkman Center for Internet & Society (Harvard University)

and the SecDev Group (Ottawa). ONI aims to “investigate, expose and

analyse internet filtering and surveillance practices" from a

multi-disciplinary approach as well as “uncover the potential pitfalls

and unintended consequences of these practices, and thus help to inform

better public policy and advocacy work in this area”. As part of the

OpenNet Initiative in the Asia region (ONI-Asia), a gender team was

established. The team has aimed to incorporate a gender lens into the

research framework, including assessment of different impacts on men and

women.